Basketball

Penn Cambria girls post big win over BG

CRESSON - Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic's Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference Section I matchup with Penn Cambria turned into a six-minute battle Friday night.And, thanks in large part to the contributions of a pair of 6-foot senior forwards, Megan Wheeler and Tori Shingler, Penn Cambria prevailed ...

Mountain Lions start fast in easy victory

After getting home late from a game in Williamsport Thursday, Altoona coach Paul Hasson was a "little concerned" about how the team would play at the start of Friday's game against Bishop McCort.The Mountain Lions quickly put any worries to rest, jumping out to a big early lead on their way to ...

H.S. boys basketball

TYRONE - Tyrone's Brandon Gripp scored 39 points - and moved past Tyler Mertiff into second place on the school's career scoring list with 1,391 - in a 74-47 romp over Clearfield in boys high school basketball action Thursday night.Tyrone senior Jordan Miller scored 12 points.CLEARFIELD (47): ...

H.S. girls basketball

EVERETT - Morgan Lynn had 11 points and Courtney Rupert 10 to lead Tussey Mountain past Everett, 31-32, Thursday night in girls high school basketball action.Everet was led by Kristen Mills with 10 points.TUSSEY MOUNTAIN (41): Lynn 4 3-4 11, Kendrick 1 5-9 7, Rupert 2 5-6 10, Coffman 1 1-1 3, ...

C-K boys hoops get big win

FLINTON - The Claysburg-Kimmel boys basketball team has not had a winning season in decades. The last time Claysburg finished above .500 was the 1973-74 season.The Bulldogs ended that lengthy drought Thursday with a 68-53 win over Glendale, improving to 12-9 with just two games left in the ...

Mustangs fall short

PORTAGE - Conemaugh Township and Portage battled Tuesday night in a key WestPAC North matchup, and the game was close through three quarters, with the lead changing hands numerous times.However, things changed in the fourth quarter.Portage had numerous turnovers and had trouble putting the ball ...

McCloskey leads BG boys

SIDMAN - Sam McCloskey scored 15 points to lead Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic past Forest Hills, 48-37, in a high school boys basketball game on Tuesday.Brandon Chadbourn had 12 points and Damon Rickens 11 for the Marauders, while Chip Hook led the Rangers with 18.The Marauders improved to 15-2 ...

Tyrone, Huntingdon earn wins

CLEARFIELD - Kasey Engle's 20 points helped Tyrone pick up a Mountain League win at Clearfield, 62-42, in high school girls basketball on Tuesday.Jordyn Swogger knocked down four 3-pointers and totaled 14 points for the Lady Eagles, while Finnley Christine tallied 13.Emily Ryan led Clearfield ...

Burk’s buckets boost Bulldogs

WILLIAMSBURG - Entering Tuesday's game at Williamsburg, Claysburg-Kimmel's Paige Burk had knocked down an even 50 3-pointers on the season. She couldn't find the bottom of the net for 3 quarters against the Lady Pirates, however.The sharp-shooting guard came through when it mattered most. Burk ...

High school basketball roundup

FLINTON - Four players scored in double figures to lead Glendale past archrival Moshannon Valley, 72-57, in a high school boys basketball game Monday that counted in both the Inter-County Conference North Division and Moshannon Valley League standings.Anthony Barnhart and Matt Schultz scored 17 ...

Welcome back: Dombrowski relishes return to court

After a two-year absence from competition, Annie Dombrowski decided to rejoin the Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School girls basketball program in her senior season.For more than just one reason, Lady Marauders coach Mark Moschella is happy she did.The 5-foot-9 starting forward leads BG in ...

Playoff seedings come into focus this week

MaxPreps.com has a neat little item on its website that uses algorithms to predict which teams have the best chance of winning the state basketball championship in every class.Obviously, that means little, especially when a number of teams still don't even report all of their results on the ...

BC coach balances raising kids with team success

Two years ago, Crystal Horton took over as coach at Bishop Carroll, one of the premier girls basketball programs in the region over the last 30 years.The first year didn't go that well - the Lady Huskies only won six times. But things have turned around this season, and 4 months after giving ...

Mirror’s fab five

BOYSDistrict 6-9 Class AAAA/AAATeamRecordLW1. Altoona7-712. Johnstown8-823. Hollidaysburg5-934. Somerset10-745. Mifflin County9-105District 5-6 Class AA1. Bishop McCort12-422. Richland13-313. Tyrone15-334. Blairsville15-1NR5. Central11-65District 5-6 Class A1. Bishop Carroll17-012. Bishop ...

This week’s games to watch

BOYSMONDAYBishop McCort at AltoonaMountain Lions host one of Class AA's best.Chestnut Ridge at CentralLions are coming off upset of Northern Bedford.Williamsburg at Claysburg-KimmelBulldogs can clinch winning season by knocking off Pirates.TUESDAYAltoona at Mifflin CountyDistrict 6 Class AAAA ...

Monday’s area scholastic sports postponements

The winter weather has caused a number of central Pennsylvania schools to close their doors today, which also means a number of today's high school and junior high sporting events are postponed or cancelled. Here is a list of events that have been affected of which the Mirror was made aware by ...

Lady Devils’ defense points way to win

BELLWOOD - Despite a sluggish start on the offensive end, Bellwood-Antis coach Jim Swaney was never worried during Saturday afternoon's clash against Claysburg-Kimmel.Swaney knows his team makes its mark with tough man-to-man defense, and the Lady Blue Devils held the Lady Bulldogs to less than ...

Glendale knocks off Williamsburg; Ridge triumphs

WILLIAMSBURG - Anthony Barnhart scored a game-high 20 points, and Shea O'Donnell added 15 points in Glendale's 56-48 win over Williamsburg in high school boys basketball on Saturday.Bryce Young scored 15 points for the Blue Pirates.GLENDALE (56): Wigfield 0 2-4 2, Sinclair 3 2-4 8, O'Donnell 5 ...

Lady?Tigers hold on against Altoona

All's well that ends well.At least that's how the Hollidaysburg Area High School girls basketball team is looking at Friday night's clash with archrival Altoona this morning.The Lady Tigers looked like a well-oiled machine at the start and surged to a 15-point halftime lead. However, foul ...

Swogger hits milestone as Tyrone tops Central

MARTINSBURG - On a night when Jordyn Swogger celebrated a very special personal accomplishment, it was even more special that her focus was on her Tyrone teammates.Swogger, the Lady Eagles' standout point guard and grand-daughter of the late legendary area basketball coach John Swogger, ...